Canadian military to help long-term care home struggling with COVID-19 in Vaughan

Members of the Canadian military will be deployed to a Vaughan long-term care home that is struggling to contain a COVID-19 outbreak, the private company that owns the home says. In a letter to... Read more »

Hospitals failed to flag 700 positive COVID-19 tests to Ontario’s public health units

Hundreds of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Toronto area were not flagged to public health officials because of a mixup between two hospitals, CBC News has learned.  The... Read more »

‘Absolutely could have been avoided’: How one nursing home director’s fast actions may have saved lives

At one seniors home in the west end of Toronto, more than half the residents have tested positive for COVID-19, along with 66 staff members. Another 39 residents at Eatonville... Read more »

As COVID-19 deaths mount in long-term care homes, families demand more timely information

People with family members in some Ontario long-term care homes are demanding answers about unclear communication on the spread of COVID-19 infections in these facilities.   There are 112 long-term care homes... Read more »

Ontario to stop caregivers from working at multiple long-term care homes as COVID-19 spreads like ‘wildfire’

Ontario Premier Doug Ford will issue an emergency order prohibiting employees from working at multiple long-term care facilities in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Ford made... Read more »

550 new COVID-19 cases in Ontario as provincial total tops 5,000

Ontario confirmed 550 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, an 11.6 per cent increase that brings the provincial total to 5,276. It is the largest single-day increase in cases since the... Read more »

Is it safe to eat takeout, delivery food during COVID-19 outbreak? Experts say take precautions

Perhaps it’s crossed your mind when you picked up a food order, grabbed a beverage at the drive-thru or ordered a pizza: How significant is the risk of COVID-19... Read more »

Fresh Sprout brand bean sprouts recalled due to possible Salmonella

Fresh Sprout brand fresh bean sprouts has been recalled due to possible salmonella contamination,” the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said.  The recalled product was distributed in Ontario. The recall... Read more »

SARS survivor, retired paramedic warns front-line workers need protection against coronavirus

Severe chills. Aches and pains. Full-body weakness. Bruce England says those intense symptoms began one night in 2003 after he’d wrapped up a shift as a Toronto paramedic.  “I... Read more »

‘It changed my life’: New pilot project tests health benefits of social prescribing

In a bustling kitchen at a Toronto-area community health centre, Hayfa Mousa pauses as she reflects on the last seven years of her life. Her eyes fill as she recalls... Read more »